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The Power and Peril of Stories
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Tom Shakespeare reflects on how all the political populists who now occupy our imaginations are master story tellers.
People need stories and these stories appeal to us, he says. But he argues that as well as persuasive stories, more than ever we need facts.
"The plural of anecdote is not data, as a professor used to tell me", he writes.
Producer: Adele Armstrong.
Rated 4 out of
a nail on a head
Return of a 1970's sexual zeitgeist. The ludicrous and rigidly feigned morality of the
conservatives today could unscrew their faces once and get a clue. Everyone does
what they want without regard to national political agendas.
Date published: 2014-03-16